Garry Wills: "Negro President" (Houghton Mifflin)

November 12, 2003

Pulitzer Prize winning historian Garry Wills reveals a controversial and neglected aspect about the presidency of one of America's greatest icons: the fact that Thomas Jefferson won the election of 1800 by virtue of slave...

Democracy in the Middle East

November 12, 2003

President Bush last week called for the Middle East to open to democracy. But the U.S. gamble on Iraq, the war on terrorism, and other factors have as yet unknown repercussions for the region. A panel talks about interrelated U.S...

Judicial Nominations

November 11, 2003

Senate Republicans have scheduled a 30-hour session to force a debate on the confirmation of controversial judicial nominees. A panel talks about the nomination and confirmation process for federal judges and how it has taken on enormous...

Eleanor Clift: "Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment" (Wiley)

November 10, 2003

In this country, women have been eligible to vote for less than a century. Eleanor Clift tells the story behind the struggle for women's suffrage and how it continues to affect politics today.

U.S.-Mexico Relations

November 6, 2003

Mexican President Vicente Fox is visiting this week with state and regional leaders in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. A panel talks about what he hopes to achieve, the U.S.-Mexico relationship, and what's at stake for both...

Senator Tom Daschle

November 5, 2003

Senate minority leader Tom Daschle talks to Diane about current events in Congress. He also discusses his new book "Like No Other Time." In it he looks back at two of the most tumultuous years in American history. He reflects on...

Does Your Vote Count?

November 3, 2003

The dimpled chad fiasco in Florida three years ago and new concerns about electronic voting machines have some people questioning how our votes are cast and counted. In a segment produced for "Whose Democracy Is It?", a nationwide...

Iraq Donors' Conference

October 22, 2003

A panel talks about this week's meeting in Madrid of the countries that could help fund the reconstruction of Iraq.

U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

October 16, 2003

A panel talks about President Bush's crackdown on Americans' travel to Cuba and other measures designed to pressure the Castro regime toward democratic reforms.

Iraq Update

October 13, 2003

Diane and her guests talk about the latest news on the U.S. reconstruction and security efforts in Iraq.

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